The Hungarian Cultural Association of Guildford was the first organisation in the UK to win the prestigious Hungarian Culture Award in the UK in 2012, in recognition of the outstanding work for the preservation and promotion of Hungarian culture and heritage in the United Kingdom.
The Forrás Hungarian Folk Dance group was established in November 2011 with the aim of keeping the rich folk heritage of the Hungarian culture alive and to raise the awareness of new audiences in the UK to the beauty of the Hungarian folklore.
Their first performance took place at the embassy of London on the 5th of March 2012 and they were honoured to be invited by the ambassador Csák János to perform alongside our children’s dance group Eszterlánc and the Folktone Band.
Since back then the Eszterlánc and Forrás dance groups have taken part in numerous events and festivals, including the Dance Around the World festival in London, where they celebrated the launch of the very first Hungarian weekend school in the UK alongside a hearty audience, dancing to the music of the Medve Band.
The current choreographer of the group is Ferencz Tamás, who facilitates 40 workshops and rehearsals annually in Guildford, for young people and adults alike and also encourages and leads the group to perform at other parts of the country. In 2016 the group celebrated it’s 5th anniversary with a vibrant Dance House event in the South of England. Last month the group appeared at the St Joseph Catholic School in Guildford’s International festival and the Guildford Choral Society Fundraising showcase, with enourmous success.